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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Indooroopilly is 12,800, with a population density of 17.04 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Indooroopilly is bounded by Brisbane Forest Park, Taringa Parade, Payne Street, Moggill Road, Swann Road, Victoria Street, McCaul Street, Magor Street, Lambert Road, Indooroopilly Road, Carawa Street and Hillside Terrace in the north, the Brisbane River in the east and south, and Jesmond Road, Cubberla Creek, the Centenary Highway, Moggill Road and Russell Terrace in the west.

Name origin

Indooroopilly is named from an Aboriginal word meaning either "gully with leeches" or "running water".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for agriculture and dairy farming. Growth took place in the 1870s and 1880s, following the opening of the railway line. Lead and silver mining were carried out between 1919 and 1929. Some growth took place in the 1930s. Significant residential and commercial development occurred during the post-war years. The population was relatively stable during the 1990s, and then increased between 2001 and 2006, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Indooroopilly is an established residential and commercial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Centro Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Indooroopilly Junction Shopping Centre, Indooroopilly Golf Club, St Lucia Golf Links, George Watt Oval, Indooroopilly Island, Jack Speare Park, Keating Park, Moore Park, Rainforest Park, Sir John Chandler Park, Thomas Park Bougainvillea Gardens, University of Queensland (Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre & Experimental Mine), St Peters Lutheran College and a number of other schools.